September 22, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (96) during the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Kansas City Chiefs Leaning Towards Dion Jordan No. 1 Overall?


With the 2013 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, many analysts are wondering what the Kansas City Chiefs will be doing with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Most of the speculation leads to the Chiefs drafting Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, but some recent news links them to speedy Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan.

From Ryan Riddle:

Personally, I’m not buying this.

The Cheifs need a lot of help on their roster, but a rush linebacker is not one of those positions that is a top priority.

It would make much more sense for the team to focus on improving their offensive or defensive line. Jordan would do nothing to improve those positions.

Jordan is an exceptional pass rusher and he can cover the slot, but for Kansas City to use their No. 1 pick he would need to be an impact player and starter immediately. He would need to be a player that drastically improves their roster. With Jordan, that doesn’t happen.

While it is nice to think the Chiefs could look in another direction, assuming they go anywhere in the trenches seems to be baseless speculation at this point.

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  • Thomas Sparks, Jr.

    I am undecided, depending on if Albert changes his attitude! He must have tipped off Dorsey or Reid that he is not a team player early, for them to be shopping him so rapidly.
    He is definitely acting like a chump for someone who is getting paid almost $10 million for the year. I wish he would just settle his ass down this year and we could keep him.
    But, if he is going to be a thorn in the Chiefs side this year, pack his bags and get at least a second round pick for him.
    I really like what Jordan would bring to our D! Tamba isn’t getting any younger and I disagree and think Jordan could vastly improve our D and team as a whole. He’s a game changer and as athletic as they get. With the addition of the 2 DB’s we signed in Free Agency, if we can get more heat on QB’s, maybe we could be better than last or close to better in D stat’s, while improving the offense with Smith and Reid, if we could get a decent WR in the draft in 2,3, 4, depending on what deals to trade picks shakes out!
    But, if we lose Albert, that changes things, unless Dorsey or Reid have a Free Agent in mind with the Cap $ they save by trading him.
    It could be a very interesting couple of weeks ahead for us?

    • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

      Agreed! If he is going to just be a disruptive presence in our lockerroom cuz hes pouting, lets ship him out of sign him to a big deal. Either way, lets get this settled before draft day. I think if he says, he will do better things than a second pick would..but I dont doubt that that is all we will get for him in this market.

      Id love to get this settled so we could take DJ or Ansah and get some beast pressure on Manning this year